Re: Red Sox will interview Tony Pena
posted at 10/15/2012 1:19 PM EDT
In response to jasko2248's comment:
In response to Hingham Hammer's comment:
In response to pinstripezac's comment:
In response to Strike13's comment:
Brad Ausmus is coming in this week and he is supposedly the favorite right now. You have to interview at least one minority, so Pena may just be here to meet the "quota." .
That is so wrong, go back to 1950.
it is wrong
but that doesn't mean jasko's post doesn't have merit
I really don't think it's a quota thing Zac.
Tony Pena has merit. Not my first choice but in the top 5 for sure.
If it costs the Sox a top prospect or two I have no interest in Farrell.
He clearly isn't the only good candidate avail.
I certainly wasn't trying to be "racist." I'm not sure how seriously the Sox will consider Pena, but MLB rules state that you have to interview at least one minority for every managerial opening. It's a fact. If people don't think that teams have already settled on a choice for manager in recent years, but still interviewed someone else because they HAD to, then you might be a little naive...
In no way was I viewing your post as racist.
I believe the MLB's position that you have to interview a minority to be very racist.